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York University

Office of International Admissions, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, CANDAD, Canada
4.12 / 5 based on 144 reviews.

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87% of students recommend
144 reviews
Housing
4.0/5
All experiences (144)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (60)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (54)
Languages
4.7/5
3 stars (30)
Expenses
3.4/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.6/5
1 star (0)
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HOUSING    
by Firas, i did not attend uni there, amman, Jordan
Communication and Information Sciences, Bas.
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Rooms are no where near SOUND PROOF, its like you are living with ten other people. You can hear anything going on in the next two rooms, god forbid they like music, or tv!
Personal comments:
i have to admit the facilities are not that good, but we had activities, and help to available to all who need it. Housing at this university is hard to get in to if you are not a first year student, but once you get in and get to know the people its all good.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Carole, IESEG, Lille, France
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Toronto is a great place if you like to go to clubs! Richmond Street and John Street are the best places to go out. If the weather is nice don't forget to go to the Beaches in the East part of Toronto. If you want to eat at a really cheap price go to Korean Town. To shop go to the Eaton Center or to Queen Street (my favorite street).
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ACADEMIC    
by johannaguez, Université Lumière: Lyon II, Lyon, France
Anthropology, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
The teachers are great. You can talk to them easily if you have any problem...There are many interactions between teachers and students ! I really apreciated it !



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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by Massimiliano, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
The language was a little bit of a concern before leaving because, although my knowledge was fair (I graded 590 at TOEFL), I did not have much conversational experience, nor I had taken any course in english. Anyway while facing some issues during the first couple of weeks, improvements were continuous and allowed me to gain a level of proficiency good enough not only for social situation but also for conducting business
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EXPENSES    
by Daniel, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
ZAS
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
I would suggest that although price levels differ within the categories the overall price level is pretty much the same as in Austia, main reason why I spent more money than at home where my housing expenses (location, downtown Toronto)
Food, Housing, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
an account at the Deutsche Bank gives you the possibility to withdraw money from cash dispensers of a certain canadian bank (scotia bank) without additional fees
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OVERALL    
by Sofia, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
International Relations, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known about the unsettled state of University/teaching staff relations. After the strike was suggested it bacame apparant that there was a history of disputes, which was well known in the local community.
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Make sure there is no talk of a strike. If there is do your best to carry on the work, but don't miss the opportunity to get out and enjoy yourself on Toronto or Canada because its a wonderful place to be.



FINAL COMMENTS

Get involved in as many campus activities as possible. It's not as central to the city as may first appear so make the most of the social events/sports on campus and with the friends made enjoy the city (many of the campus bars were shut Friday-Sunday!!).
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